My Home Style Quiz

Nothing is more fun than looking at gorgeous model homes and starting your new home buying process with Orleans Homes.

But before you hit the road or the web, it helps to get a handle on your own personal "Home Style." Just like the styles you wear, your home makes a fashion statement about who you are. So who are you? Find out below!

START THE QUIZ!
1If you were going through some home decorating magazines on a rainy Sunday afternoon, which one of these pictures would be most appealing to you?
A

A comfortable home with unique touches that make it look well-loved

B

A large, spacious, estate home with a manicured lawn

C

A visually enticing home with large windows and clean lines that overlooks water

D

A remodeled farm house perfect for gatherings on the wraparound front porch

E

A home with dramatic décor framed against an interesting interior

2You love the ambience created by just the right lighting. Which option makes you "light up?"
A

A vintage chandelier you purchased and adorned with crystals

B

An oversized, elaborate chandelier that defines your foyer

C

A wall sconce with clean, crisp lines

D

Cozy, unobtrusive lighting, or, season permitting, firelight

E

A brightly-colored Tiffany-style art glass table lamp

3You believe an entry should have a special place for a vase of fresh flowers or other focal point. Which do you choose to highlight your vase?
A

An aged farm table with flaking paint

B

A mahogany table with an upholstered bench tucked underneath

C

An artistically designed chrome and teak sofa table, perhaps meant for outdoor use

D

A plank-top or Shaker-style table

E

A carved chest of drawers with a European-style pedigree

4It's Saturday night, and you're hosting your favorite type of gathering. What would it be?
A

Chili and jalapeno scones served to a group of friends around the fireplace

B

An elegant multi-course dinner party

C

A trendy cocktail party with fine wine, signature drinks and hors d'oeuvres

D

A casual dinner with home-cooked specialties served family style

E

A themed potluck supper with vegetarian options

5You're in the mood to re-decorate a room or welcome a new season with a few fresh pieces. Where do you go shopping?
A

You hit your favorite consignment shops and antique stores

B

You go directly to a store where you've found matched sets of pieces before

C

You spend hours reviewing online sites or go to stores that have the most dramatic and unique pieces

D

You search for handcrafted furniture and stroll through flea markets

E

You go anywhere and everywhere for interesting pieces to mix and match

6If you didn't have time to paint a room before houseguests arrived for the holidays, which of these pillow styles would you buy to liven up the space?
A

Soft pillows made from pieces of old quilts and rugs

B

Silk pillows for a touch of elegance

C

Pillows with a striking geometric swirl design

D

Cabin checked four-button pillows

E

Oversized paisley square pillows, or pillows with folk art patterns

7You want to freshen your guest room with new bedding. Which would you choose?
A

A simple white cover with a feminine touch of lace

B

A 600-thread-count duvet cover

C

A hopscotch pattern in rich browns and burgundy

D

A gathered plaid comforter

E

A Portuguese matelasse woven cover to mix it up with other less formal items in the room

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Let's Get Started

1 Make a Wish List

Starting the home buying process often means deciding what you need, what you want, and what you can comfortably fit in your budget. It helps to make a wish list, ranking your first priority as #1.

Here are some thought-starters to help you create your list:

More bedrooms
A bigger kitchen
More bathrooms
Basement
Play room
Exercise room
Media room
Screened porch
A three-car garage
Morning room
Finished third floor
Home office

2 Choose the Right Location

Maybe you're starting the home buying process with Orleans because there's a specific school you want to attend. Maybe you want to shorten your commute. Maybe you want to be near water, your family or golf and recreational opportunities. Or perhaps you're looking for a homesite in a community with lots of amenities.

Here are some things you might put on your "Lotta, lotta lot list."

Wooded Lot
Estate-sized Homesite
Water View
Tennis and/or golf
Clubhouse
Cul-de-sac
Award-winning Schools
Near Interstate Exit
Pools and Playground

3 Determine Your Budget

A major question when you start your home search is "How much house can I afford?"

Fortunately, there are formulas that calculate your home buying budget for you in a flash. These formulas take into account how much you make, how much you've saved for your down payment, how much you owe, and what other things you need to save for, such as college and retirement.

Let the number crunching begin!

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